Self Portraits – 1


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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

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Gallery, Self portraits

Self Portraits – 1


The outward gaze of the Ochre self-portrait is firm and direct. I think it reveals both the anger and the new solidity and purpose that motherhood had given me.

Whereas the second, pale portrait betrays the other extreme. I seem as if I am disappearing, that I have withdrawn from my flesh and bones.

I look at the sketch now and it reminds me of how overwhelmed I sometimes felt, and how much I yearned to be rescued. I am quite sure that during this period I dreamed less of a hero on his white steed than a heroine in starched white apron.


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